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There are more than 200 countries in the world, and we’re sure you’ve heard of each of them at least once. However, there are territories we never knew existed. They occupy a super small area, and some of them are inhabited by just a couple of families. For example, one of the smallest countries in the world is a micronation founded by Kevin Baugh, located in Nevada, USA. Its population consists of Mr. Baugh himself, his family, three dogs, one cat, and one rabbit. Molossia has its own national anthem, national emblem, and the national flag. They even have the death penalty for particularly serious crimes. It issues its own passports and even has a space program. In May 2017, the Republic turned 40 years old. TIMESTAMPS (Top Smallest Countries) 10. Palau 0:41 9. Niue 1:30 8. Saint Kitts and Nevis 2:15 7. The Principality of Hutt River 3:02 6. Tuvalu 3:50 5. Nauru 4:27 4. The Principality of Seborga 5:12 3. Sovereign Military Order of Malta 5:54 2. The Principality of Sealand 6:52 1. The Republic of Molossia 7:26 SUMMARY - Palau Populaion: 21, 347 people The Republic of Palau is an island country which consists of more than 300 islands of different sizes. - Niue Population: 1,190 people Niue is a tiny island state in Oceania. Despite the amazing views, tourism is not popular there. - Saint Kitts and Nevis Population: 52,329 people The state consists of two islands: Saint Kitts and Nevis. One of the main sources of income is the economic citizenship program that allows anyone who has at least $250,000 to invest in the local sugar industry. - The Principality of Hutt River Population: 30 people The Principality of Hutt River is a micronation located in the province of the same name in Australia. It was founded by Leonard Casley, who declared his farm to be a new and independent state. - Tuvalu Population: 10,959 people Tuvalu is one of the smallest and poorest countries in the world. The economic situation of the tiny state could be even more disastrous if Tuvalu hadn’t been given the Internet domain .tv. - Nauru Population: 9,591 people Nauru is the smallest independent republic and the smallest island state on our planet. Nauru has neither an official capital nor public transportation system, and 25 miles of its roads are used by locals driving their private vehicles. - The Principality of Seborga Population: 312 people This micronation on the territory of Italy is ruled by His Tremendousness Marcello I. - Sovereign Military Order of Malta Population: 113,500 people Apart from Vatican City, there is another tiny state on the territory of Rome, which is called the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Its area is 0.012 sq. km., and it occupies three buildings. - The Principality of Sealand Population: 27 people The unrecognized state of Sealand is a sea platform located 6 miles away from the coast of Great Britain. Sealand is governed by a self-proclaimed Prince Regent. - The Republic of Molossia Population: 7 people The self-proclaimed Republic of Molossia is a micronation founded by Kevin Baugh, located in Nevada, USA. Its population consists of Mr. Baugh himself, his family, three dogs, one cat, and one rabbit. Which country or countries would you like to visit and why? Share your thoughts in the comments! Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
From silly borders in Europe, to the place that separates Brazil from France; These are 21 Unbelievable International Borders ! Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 9. Chile and Argentina The countries of Chile and Argentina share a long border that stretches north and south and it’s the 3rd longest in the world and longest in south america. Stretching 3200 miles, it’s naturally separated in most places due to the high elevation of the Andes Mountains. Here in this photo we see this christian statue between the two with Chile on the right and Argentina on the left. The final boundary was established in 1984 and signed at the Vatican 7. Spain and Morocco The Spanish port city of Morocco on the continent of Africa, shares a large border with Morocco. Constructed by Spain, in order to prevent, illegal immigration and smuggling they built this border fence. An estimated 700 have made it across and 6 have died due to clashes with moroccan security forces. Spain spent 33 million euros worth of renovations in 2005 and added more razor wire. Some steps were also made to slow down intruders more peacefully but it still remains an imposing international border. 6. Paraguay Brazil and Argentina A little more peaceful boundary, this one is located where all three of these countries meet. The Parana River flows north and south in this photo and the Iguazu river ends when it meets Paraguay. The rivers act as natural boundaries and have served as valuable resources to all three countries. 5. Belgium and the Netherlands Don’t we wish we could all have borders like this? These two friendly EU countries don’t really have any fences, rivers or mountains, and you might not even know when you’re walking into a different country! These two countries both speak the same language, use the same currency! This border, is found in the town of Baarle Nassau with a population of 6,600 people and the border here gets a little bit complicated as you can see from this photo. There are few random pieces of belgium inside this city due to a number complex treaties, land swaps, land sales, and other complex deals especially during medieval times. Today it mainly serves as a tourist attraction it is kind of border nightmare here. 4. Spain and England You not have even known these two countries actually share a border! If you head to the south of spain, not far from Morocco, you’ll notice something seems different about it, like possibly some monkeys. Get ready to swap out your euro’s for pounds and learn some English, because once you're in Gibraltar, you’re in the UK! This land was signed over to Spain under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 and was an extremely important naval base for the British ever since. This strategic port, is located on the strait of Gibraltar, which is the only way to enter from the west into the Mediterranean sea. When the Uk decided to leave the EU, more secure boundaries were built, it lead more Spaniard to want to reclaim the land. However a vote was taken, and the citizens here decided to remain British! 3. India and Bangladesh These two countries share quite a complicated border in Southeast Asia, with India nearly surrounding the entire country. If you look closely at it, it almost appears as a young child scribbled on the map and came up with these borders. India shares is a large, fast growing country and Bangladesh is one of the poorest per capita. The way the border is drawn out, it features random pieces of land belonging to India, surrounded by Bangladesh and, makes it rather difficult to defend.in recent years, it’s become one most dangerous borders in the world. A controversial shoot on site policy was enforced and this 10 foot barbed wire fence was constructed that stretches 2116 miles. 2. North and South Korea Also known as the Korean Demilitarized zone, the Korean peninsula is cut in half along the 38th parallel. The 2.5 mile wide border that separates the two nations is one of the more intense international borders in the world and you can feel the tension about to burst at any moment. Both sides of the demilitarized zones are heavily militarized. Despite attempts to keep the two countries from engaging in all out war, some skirmishes have broken out and tunnels have been found that were built by North Korea. This flag here, sits on the North Korean side is 524 feet tall and can be seen from the South Korean side. US Mexico Border Possibly the most controversial border in the world right now, the Mexican-American border can also appear quite shocking when it comes to urban development like we see in this photo. On the right side you see the city of Tijuana, that seems quite densely populated, even to the very edge of the border. The building on the left, on the US side is built to treat sewage from the Tijuana side, so it’s not exactly an area where Americans want to live.
U.S. Border Patrol agent Wendi Lee gives MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff a tour of the existing border fence with Mexico just south of San Diego. She also points out an area where no fence exists, explaining that current enforcement methods are keeping illegal crossings at a near all-time low. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Google+: http://on.msnbc.com/Plusmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Follow MSNBC on Tumblr: http://on.msnbc.com/LeanWithmsnbc Fence Not Needed At Parts Of Mexico Border | MSNBC
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The way countries are divided can be quite interesting and these international borders are both quite strange and telling of the state of their politics.
A look at some of the most craziest and contrasting borders in the world!